Freight forwarder USA to UK: Everything you need to know

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If you’re shipping cargo over a certain size and/or volume from USA to UK, then you’ll need the help of a Freight Forwarder. 

As an international freight forwarder, Pinnacle International Freight manages the shipment of cargo to overseas destinations. Pinnacle are familiar with foreign countries’ import rules and regulations, the U.S. government’s export regulations, different shipping methods, and necessary documents for foreign trade. 

We are a freight forwarder, an NVOCC and are licensed by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to handle air freight and by the Federal Maritime Commission to handle ocean freight. 

We will recommend the packing methods that will protect the merchandise during transit or can arrange to have the merchandise collected and packed for air or sea freight. As a freight forwarder, Pinnacle can reserve the necessary space on a vessel, aircraft, train, or truck. 

Once the cargo is ready for shipment, Pinnacle will review all documents to ensure that everything is in order. International shipping can put a lot of demand on your packaged goods. They must be packaged correctly to keep potential problems at bay; breakage, moisture, pilferage and excess weight. Pinnacle, as your freight forwarder will be able to provide export packing services in order to protect your goods and international compliance in this area.

Documentation when shipping USA to UK

Forwarders are specialists in the documentation process, so you can rely on Pinnacle to advise you correctly in this area. 

Documentation must be precise because slight discrepancies or omissions may prevent merchandise from being exported, may result in non-payment, or may even result in the seizure of the exporter’s goods by the U.S. or foreign customs officials. 

Most documentation is routine for freight forwarders, but as the exporter, you are ultimately responsible for the accuracy of the necessary documents. The number and kinds of documents that the exporter must deal with vary according to the destination of the shipment. 

Because each country has different import regulations, the exporter must be careful to provide all proper documentation required and Pinnacle is on hand to advise. 

Choose Pinnacle Freight when shipping USA to UK

If you are looking to ship to the USA from the UK, our freight forwarding team of experts can help you in arranging the most suitable and cost-effective way. 

Contact Pinnacle today and speak to one of our global logistics experts for information, pricing and advice for your unique requirements. US +1 757 306 1211 / inquiry@pinnaclefreight.com. To contact our UK team, call 0845 6216 111 or email us enquiry@pinnaclefreight.com

Freight forwarder USA to UK: Everything you need to know

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